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The American Dental Association recommends that you make a concentrated effort to brush your teeth twice each day and make sure to thoroughly floss at least once each day. This consistent and effective oral hygiene routine is designed to remove sugar residue, plaque buildup, and lingering food particles before they can contribute to oral health problems.

If these sources of bacterial matter are not removed each day, they could harden into calculus. Also known as hardened tartar the presence of this bacterial substance at the gumling can increase your chances of suffering the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis.

Early symptoms that this has started to develop could include gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing as well as gum tissues that look red or otherwise inflamed. It might also be accompanied by chronic bad breath problems.

If it’s caught in a reasonable amount of time gingivitis problems can often be remediated by having Dr. Elliot Neuman and his staff specialists perform a professional dental cleaning. Once this is done he can then help you identify any areas of your oral hygiene routine that need improvement, to prevent recurrence of gum disease.

It often involves increased focus in thoroughly flossing your teeth at least once each day. This includes flossing all aspects of the gumline, as well as clearing away bacterial deposits from behind each of your rear molars.

If you live in Lexington, Kentucky, and you are experiencing signs of gum disease, you should call 859-252-7726 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Bluegrass Periodontics’s clinic.